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Blazing Acres 1st Kidding Thread:samssimonsays olive surprise!

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by samssimonsays, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Oct 11, 2016
    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    @Latestarter I introduced them outside of the pen when it happened. No ramming this time may have been due to the browse yes lol. And that would be a great experience for sure to get a bred doe. :) I had hoped to add another registered nubian doe this coming year but I want to survive my first kidding and raising of babies and milking four does before I add anything else to deal with.
     
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    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    As a FF May was giving me close to a 1/2 gallon a day. Since I do not have anyone to take pics of the goats set up, not that they would set up for me anyways, I have to snap pics of them as close as possible as they are standing normally... :rolleyes: So here are my best attempts. The one thing I would change about May is her hip bones are VERY pronounced and it makes her look like I starve her when in reality, she is THICK. They indeed have a curve to them that makes them protrude "extra". Since I am breeding her to a Nubian buck and focusing on milk (both of my bucks comes from heavy milking lines) I am not too concerned about it and feel like either bucks rumps would improve on this.

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    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    Scarlet as a FF gave me about 6 cups a day at her max.

    I would like to see more curve to her ears and a more pronounced Roman nose but all in all I really like how Scarlet is put together.

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    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    Olive has turned into a very nicely put together doe in my opinion. Yes, she could be a little taller but she has filled out and really grown into a nice looking doe in my opinion. Her mother won many awards in the dairy ring at our fairs. She had a phenomenal udder as well.

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    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    Tilda, 1/2 Saanan 1/2 Nubian, has also turned into a beautiful doe. I would like her back to be a little more even. Her butt is slightly taller than the rest of her but she has evened out a lot since she was a kid. Her mother as a 3rd FF purebred nubian had a really nice udder and if I remember correctly, the gal was getting a gallon or so from her.

    This is the doe that developed a precocious udder that was, in fact, giving me milk.

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    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    And of course, Roscoe. Son of Scarlet, and his father resides at a MN goat dairy. This little man has some milking lines behind him for sure! I am super excited to see what he throws as he really is developing into a nice buck. Very sturdy, big and even. I do not know what he will turn into as he is only 7 months old but he is certainly developing nicely with good attachment. I would like to see a bigger head and more curl to his ears with a more roman nose tho.

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    Good luck with your breeding and first kidding.
     
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    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    Thank you. :) We will have some 50% and 75% Nubian unfortunately but I am excited to start working on my own lines for the Nubians as I will have my fully papered nubians as well. When we add they will be papered Nubians but I do love my Alpines and my "Snubain" girls too.
     
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    Was the Snubian not registered as an Experimental (Recorded Grade)?
     
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    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    No. Not yet.
     
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